Saturday, February 4, 2012

Playing catch up

The last couple of weeks have been a bit of a blur, and a rather unproductive blur at that.  As I mentioned earlier, the in-laws were here for two weeks, which meant a lot of time away from my sewing room.  I love having them here, but they usually only come out once a year, which means that it becomes a major event, with little to no down time.  I miss them when they go, but I also let out a great sigh of relief at being able to just laze around the house for a while.

George, my in-laws' daschund, had no problem lazing around, whatsoever. 

I have managed to get a few things accomplished, though.  I'm still having a great time following along with Project QUILTING!  The second challenge was to make a quilt inspired by the title of a song.  I felt like doing something with stars, and when I was rummaging around my stash, I found a great fat quarter, and instantly knew what my inspiration would be.  I love the cover of "When the Stars Go Blue" that the Coors did with Bono.  Mmmmm.... Bono....  but I digress...

This fat quarter was just perfect - the same pattern throughout, but it shifted values from light to dark blue across the fabric.  A little more inspiration from Oh, Fransson!'s sparkle punch quilt along, and I was off to the races.

I haven't put corners or a sleeve on the back yet to turn it into a wall hanging, yet.  I sewed the binding on by machine, mainly to get it done by the deadline.  I think I'd like to go ahead and rip that out, and retack it on the back by hand, to neaten it up and then it will likely find a place in my Etsy shop.

I've also been picking away at my zig zag quilt, but only about one more row so far.  Hoping to get more done on that tomorrow.... because THEN!  The machine is finally going into the shop this Monday!  I figured that since I've got a crazy busy schedule for work this week, I won't miss it....  And then... and THEN!  I finally tackle the insanely high pile of WIP's that are begging for free motion quilting!  I hope.  I've got tons of other projects working around my brain right now, and they need out.  Plus, I'm beginning to feel pretty cruddy about not actually finishing anything lately.  I'm not a delayed gratification kind of girl...

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